Juliet, Naked (2018)

Jesse Peretz directs Rose Byrne, Ethan Hawke and Chris O’Dowd in this British romcom where a recently separated museum curator starts a flirtatious correspondence with the enigmatic rock legend her ex obsesses over.

While not revolutionary, this mature love affair is witty, flinty and quirky enough to always entertain. Set in a pleasingly familiar world where people have jobs, commitments and passions – it would make a fine triple bill with previous high profile Nick Hornby adaptations like Fever Pitch and High Fidelity. Hawke is a lot of laughs as the feckless but sweet natured indie legend who barely anyone remembers except a small cabal of middle aged white dudes. Imagine Kurt Cobain or Nick Drake if they survived the Nineties and healthily retired from the spotlight instead. Enjoyable.


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